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Dvorak: Rusalka / Hanus, Opolais, Vogt, Bayerische Staatsoper

Rusalka / Dvorak
Release Date: 03/27/2012 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4801  
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Nadia KrastevaKlaus Florian VogtGünther GroissböckKristine Opolais,   ... 
Conductor:  Tomás Hanus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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This highly acclaimed production from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a powerful and fascinating re-interpretation of Dvorak’s fairy-tale opera Rusalka, was a revelation: the young, up-and-coming Latvian soprano, Kristine Opolais, whose performance was rightly hailed by the press as “one of the most vivid and striking accomplishments seen on an opera stage in a long time” (Vienna’s leading daily Der Standard).

With her supple and velvety soprano voice, her captivating physical beauty and her hauntingly
Read more moving stage presence, Kristine Opolais perfectly embodies the role of the water nymph who becomes a human being in order to find love.

Format: NTSC, Widescreen, DTS 5.0
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 189 minutes
Color: Color
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean
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Works on This Recording

Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano), Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor), Günther Groissböck (Baritone),
Kristine Opolais (Soprano), Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Tomás Hanus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Fine performance of an interesting work January 13, 2017 By Donald Mintz (Trumansburg, NY) See All My Reviews "German fairy tales are well known to be dark—and that's putting it mildly. Less well known is how strong the Czech competition is. Rusalka is pretty nearly totally black, and more about the necessity to stay in one's place in society than about the romantic bosh ascribed to it by the Philistines at the Metropolitan Opera. The Munich production here is musically and technically splendid—as is everything that comes from this glorious house. It is also in the hands of one of those Boy Geniuses so beloved of opera managements these days, that is people who make these works "relevant" by indulging their own fantasies at the expense of score and libretto. The back cover of the Blu-ray as a thumb of a swimming pool scene; happily this does not materialize, though poor Opolais does indeed spend time in the fish tank shown on the front cover. Read the subtitles, otherwise keep your eyes closed, and it will be marvelous." Report Abuse
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